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2011

 
Will Euro-Squabbles Cripple Cross-Border Electric Car Charging?

Will Euro-Squabbles Cripple Cross-Border Electric Car Charging?

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, said the philosopher Santayana. And there seems to be a very real chance that Europe is heading toward a variety of multiple and incompatible electric-car charging standards. That's a path the U.S. rejected a decade ago. And it's one that... read more

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Charging Cord

Charging Stations Go Homebrew As Hobbyists Make Working Unit

Electric car charging stations might be coming down in price, but a team of enthusiasts have now successfully completed the first tentative charging cycles of a 2011 Nissan... read more July 6, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Chevy Volt front air dam, after modification, on worst slope in driveway

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Air Dam, Display Issues Fixed By Dealers

The first 2011 Chevy Volt was delivered in December 2010, and GM’s rollout of this engineering achievement has seemed quite smooth thus far. Still, after six months... read more July 6, 2011 by  7


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They’re Normal in Normal

While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives... read more July 6, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota's Electric-Car Hat Trick: Three New EVs for 2012

It’s official: next year Toyota will launch not one, but three plug-in vehicles in the year ahead. Announced at Toyota’s Annual National Dealer meeting in Las... read more July 5, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

June Electric Car Sales Continue To Climb: Leaf Soars, Volt Steady

Sales of plug-in electric cars continued their slow climb in June. The 2011 Nissan Leaf racked up its best U.S. sales number ever while the 2011 Chevrolet Volt sales held... read more July 1, 2011 by  5


 
Taking a Driving Test in a 2009 MIni E

Learning to Drive? An Electric Car Could Be Just The Thing

You're at high school and you want the freedom of being able to drive yourself wherever you want to go, not where others take you. To get that freedom, most teens attend... read more July 1, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf Generates Constant Buzz: Musicians Beware!

After almost 4500 miles on our 2011 Nissan Leaf, my wife has regularly complained about an "irritating whine" that constantly pesters her when she's riding in or driving the... read more July 1, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Lexus RX 450h

Lexus CX 300h Hybrid: Luxury Brand To Launch RX Baby Brother?

Last September, Toyota said the company would launch six new hybrids by the end of 2012. Now, a report from the German car magazine AutoBild suggests that one of those is a... read more July 1, 2011 by 


 
Portland CHAdeMO quick-charging station (publicly accessible)

Portland, Oregon: Why Is It A Leading Electric Vehicle Market?

No question about it, Portland, Oregon, is an early-adopter market for electric vehicles, and one of the leading EV markets in the U.S. The Rose City, as it's nicknamed, is... read more June 30, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package

Toyota Adds Prius Plus Performance Package To Hot Up Hybrid Handling

Pretty much every Toyota Prius hybrid you see on the streets looks the same. Wild customization is generally limited to personalized plates that promote the driver's green... read more June 30, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

Almost every Tesla Roadster owner is probably a car enthusiast, but Mike Koenigs is also a true clean-power activist. First, he set up a “Life with Tesla” website... read more June 30, 2011 by  7


 
Rolls-Royce 102EX electric prototype undergoing hot weather testing at MIRA1 facility

Rolls-Royce Prepares Electric Prototype For World Tour

While we think Rolls-Royce is unlikely to be selling an all-electric Phantom any time soon, the British luxury car maker has been putting its 102EX Electric Phantom through a... read more June 29, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Honda Insight

Half Of 2016 Cars To Have Gas-Saving Start-Stop Systems, Supplier Says

Chances are, you don't own a car with start-stop technology. But you will. For the uninitiated, start-stop is a simple concept: lift your foot from the accelerator and roll... read more June 29, 2011 by  1


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt charging port

2011 Chevrolet Volt Prove It Can Be An Electric Wizard Too

When is a 2011 Chevrolet Volt not a plug-in hybrid? When it covers 2,500 miles between fill-ups. That’s how far Maryland resident Jeff Parmet has driven in his 2011... read more June 27, 2011 by  11


 
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